The Hot Zone

19. why is kitum cave so important to the story? How was the monkey house like kitum cave?

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Kitum Cave is of great significance because in the 1980's two visitors to the cave contracted Marburg virus; Charles Monet and a fifteen year old boy. When USAMRIID inspected the cave, they found no evidence of Marburg virus.It is considered ground zero for the virus. The Monkey House was full of a large concentration of the virus.